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Early Childhood Education Program

ECE Degree Requirements

Program Component Credits
Bachelor of Arts General Studies Core 56
Early Childhood Education Major Requirements 92
Internship / Capstone 12
Concentration Courses 20-23
Total 180–183

Students must have a minimum of 180 credits in order to graduate. Based upon the concentration selected, students may be required to take an elective to meet this minimum. Additionally, all students take the 14 course (56-credit hour) general education core as part of their program.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 92
SOE 110 Survey of American Education4
SOE 112 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society4
SOE 115 The Psychology of Teaching and Learning4
SOE 201 Knowledge and Skills Building for Teachers4
SOE 222 Child Development4
SOE 260 Language Acquisition and Development4
SOE 290 Children with Exceptionalities*4
SOE 302 Foundation of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment*4
SOE 380 Technology Integration in the Classroom4
ECE 215 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition4
ECE 230 Child, Family & Community Relationships4
ECE 240 Observation and Assessment of the Young Child*4
ECE 252 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infants and Toddlers*4
ECE 275 Children’s Literature4
ECE 317 Classroom Management4
ECE 401 Pre-Primary Teaching and Learning*4
ECE 403 Emergent Literacy*4
ADM 300 Survey of Early Childhood Administration4
ADM 311 Leadership and Advocacy for ECE Program Director4
ADM 313 Legal Aspects of Early Childhood Administration4
ADM 315 Fiscal Mgmt in Early Childhood Administration4
ADM 317 Staff Management and Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs4
ADM 319 Marketing and PR for the Early Childhood Program Director4
ELECTIVES 8
Elective I4
Elective II4
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 20
Concentration I4
Concentration II4
Concentration III4
Concentration IV4
Concentration V4
FINAL PROJECT 8
ECE 440 Final Project4
ECE 470 Practicum I 4
Total Credits: 180
NOTES: Some courses in must be taken at Kendall College, with exception of ECE 440 as approved by the Dean. Refer to our academic catalog for more information. Courses with an asterisk require fieldwork.
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